Gum disease, or gingivitis, is inflammation of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. It is caused by a build-up of bacteria containing plaque on the teeth and can potentially lead to tooth loss.11,12

Fill out the below questionnaire to see if you are experiencing any symptoms of gum disease:

DO I HAVE GUM DISEASE?11

 

Do you have red, swollen or tender gums or other pain in your mouth?

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Do your gums bleed while brushing, flossing or eating hard food?

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Do your gums recede or pull away from your teeth?

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Is there a change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite?

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Do you have any loose or separating teeth?

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Is there a change in the fit of your partial dentures?

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Do you have any sores in your mouth, or pus between your gums teeth?

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Gum disease is primarily caused by bacteria in plaque build-up, causing gums to become red and inflamed. Gum inflammation is called gingivitis.11,12 If it is not treated, the inflammation can advance to gum disease (periodontitis).12 Speak to your dentist or pharmacist if you have a warning sign for gum disease.

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